Election years often lend to a busy news cycle: this year was full of constant updates around COVID-19 vaccines, stimulus checks, and the presidential election results. Insider was one of the first publications to call the election for Joe Biden and hired the comics creators Anthony Del Col and Josh Adams to depict the Trump administration's course of action that put America into this position. Here’s a round-up of the biggest politics stories of the year.
Trump threatened to deploy the military to quell nationwide unrest over the death of George Floyd. A crowd of peaceful protesters demonstrating outside of the White House were tear-gassed to clear the way for Trump to take a photo at a nearby church.
New York City closed a stretch of Fifth Avenue to paint a Black Lives matter mural in front of Trump Tower.
How governments handled COVID-19
In the course of 12 months, Trump went from brushing off the pandemic to demanding that Congress pass $2,000 stimulus checks to help struggling Americans. In Bolivia, lawmakers pushed through a bill legalizing a form of toxic bleach as a COVID-19 treatment.